One of my wife's friends is having some tough times with their dog, Bubba. He has a hip condition that requires surgery. She and her husband are expecting their second child in a couple weeks and the cost of the surgery is too much for them to afford. As much as they would hate to, without the surgery he'd have to be put down. Good thoughts and prayers are appreciated greatly. I've never been faced with this with my own dogs and I can only imagine how horrible it is. My wife has also created a web page excepting donations (Save Bubba) to try to raise the money for the surgery. Thanks.